General Information

About Brussels

Brussels is the capital of 500 million Europeans, and one of the world’s most important places for decision-making and debate. However, it is also a metropolis with a personal touch, internationally renowned for its conviviality. It offers a warm welcome to its numerous visitors: whether they come for business, culture, leisure or to get away from it all, a trip to Brussels is always memorable.

It’s a global and proudly multicultural city, both historical and modern, a meeting point of North and South, where the differences are maintained yet meld together harmoniously.

Brussels gastronomy is up to any challenge, its fashion walks the most sought-after runways, its architectural heritage was created by some of the world’s most famous names and its comic book heroes have become Hollywood stars…

The multiple identities of Brussels are its key assets and each visit to the European capital is unique. Welcoming, dynamic and open, the capital makes all the treasures that it contains accessible to friends and family, winter and summer, day or night.


All Abstracts should be submitted online in English through the official Spring Symposium website. Further details regarding the Call for Abstracts will be published in the 2nd Announcement. For information and questions, please refer to the Call for Abstracts page or contact the EADV.
The deadline for submission of abstracts will be [9 January 2017 at midnight CET]. For further information please contact:

Access to the Exhibition area or SAT/MTE sessions

According to the European Union Directive 2001/83/EC the promotion of prescription only medicines should be directed solely at Healthcare professionals who are able to prescribe or display them.

The Belgian Code of Deontology for the Pharmaceutical Industry (, December 2013), defines Healthcare Professionals as:

“any natural person who is a member of the medical, dental, pharmacy or nursing professions or any other person who, in the course of his or her professional activities, may prescribe, purchase, supply, recommend or administer a medicinal product and whose primary practice, principal professional address or place of incorporation is in Europe. This definition of healthcare professional includes (i) any official or employee of a government agency or other organisation (whether in the public or private sector) who may prescribe, purchase, supply, recommend or administer medicinal products and (ii) any employee of a pharmaceutical company whose primary occupation is that of a practising healthcare professional. All other employees of a pharmaceutical company and wholesalers or distributors of medicinal products are excluded from this definition”.

The 14th EADV Spring Symposium will be complying with the above regulations.

Access to the session rooms

Seating is regulated on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend you go to the session room well in advance of the session. Due to safety regulations, the organisers will close the access to the session if all seats are occupied. Delegates are not permitted to stand in the aisles of the session rooms.

IMPORTANT: Children under the age of 18 are not authorised inside the Spring Symposium venue.


Please check the accommodation section for complete information about accommodation facilities.

Certificate of Attendance

The Certificate of Attendance will be available for online download via the EADV website by simply entering your email and password used during the registration process, or your EADV credentials. Otherwise, Certificates of Attendance may also be printed directly on-site from the Self Printing machines located in the Registration area.

CME accreditation

You are encouraged to pass by the CME-CPD booth during the event if you have any questions. CME-CPD certificates will be available to download directly from the EADV website by simply entering your email and password used during the registration process, or your EADV credentials.

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: 9 January 2017
  • Abstract evaluation deadline: 16 March 2017
  • Early Bird Registration Deadline: 18 January 2017
  • Late Bird Registration Deadline: 8 March 2017
  • Opening of the Spring Symposium: 25 May 2017


The organisers do not accept responsibility for any personal damage. Participants are strongly recommended to arrange their own personal insurance.


All presentations during the Spring Symposium will be conducted in English, the official language of the EADV. There will be no translation provided.

Media Policy

Recording, photography and filming during the sessions is strictly prohibited without prior written permission from an EADV Officer.

Mobile Phones

Mobile phones must be switched off at all times during all sessions.

Official Carrier

Star Alliance is the official carrier for the Spring Symposium in Brussels. Please click here for more information.


Please check the registration section for complete information about registration.

Scientific Programme

The scientific programme will cover 4 main fields in dermatology and venereology.

The programme will include plenary lectures, training and educational forums (focused towards residents/trainees), review and updates sessions (directed at specialist dermato-venereologists), what’s new and free communications of selected abstracts.

The deadline for submission of abstracts will be 9 January, 2017. For further information please contact:

Smoking Policy

Smoking is prohibited inside the Spring Symposium Venue and the exhibition areas.

Spring Symposium Material

Each delegate will receive a voucher to collect the Spring Symposium Material.

Spring Symposium Policy

As applied to previous EADV symposia, all EADV members will receive special registration rates, provided their membership fees have been paid. The 14th Spring Symposium will offer fellowships with reduced registration fees and special scholarships for dermatologists facing financial difficulties.

Spring Symposium Venue & Access

SQUARE Brussels Meeting Centre
Glass Entrance
rue Mont des Arts
B-1000 Brussels

Click here to view the SQUARE Meeting Centre floor plan.

Traveling from the airport

Once visitors arrive at Brussels Airport, it couldn’t be easier to get to the city centre. The station is on the lower ground level of the airport. The Brussels Airport Express leaves four times an hour to and from Brussels North, Brussels Central and Brussels South. It only takes 20 minutes to reach the city centre from the airport. There also are direct links to all four corners of Belgium. The Airport Line bus “12”is an express link between Brussels National Airport and the European district – moments away from the business and tourist districts at the upper end of the city. The bus station is on the ground level of the airport.

Traveling by train

The main arrival destination for high-speed trains is the Gare du Midi/Brussels South Station (rue de France 2, 1060 Brussels), which is connected to the other four major stations in Brussels (North, Central, Luxembourg and Schuman).
Train operators here include Eurostar, Thalys, TGV and Ice.

Public transportation in Brussels

Tourist Information Office

VISITBRUSSELS   – Brussels Info Place (BIP) 
rue Royale 2, 1000 Brussels
Tel. + 32 (0)2 513 89 40


– Daily: 09 a.m. to 06.00 p.m. (Weekend and holidays included)

Emergency numbers

European Emergency call: 112
Fire Brigades and Ambulances: 100
Federal Police: 101

Trade Exhibition

A large exhibition area will be available, providing ample opportunities for pharmaceutical companies to present their products, technologies and services.

Interested companies may contact:

Visa & Invitation Letters

Click here to create your letter of invitation. The invitation letter will be sent only upon completion of registration and payment, official language – English.

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